College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Kansas
4-0
SOS Leader
Texas Southern
0-5
SOR Leader
Notre Dame
6-0
NCAAM RPI Leader
Kansas
4-0
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1KansasKUBig 124-0120012--
2Wichita StateWICHAmerican4-128024--
3VillanovaVILLBig East4-0330133--
4CincinnatiCINAmerican6-0429619--
5PurduePURBig Ten4-1513346--
6Notre DameNDACC6-061091--
7VirginiaUVAACC4-0721416--
8North CarolinaUNCACC3-0812514--
9West VirginiaWVUBig 123-19240133--
10XavierXAVBig East4-01018210--
11FloridaFLASEC3-01133174--
12TCUTCUBig 124-01231241--
13DukeDUKEACC5-0131706--
14ArizonaARIZPac-123-114225114--
15Michigan StateMSUBig Ten2-115143138--
16BaylorBAYBig 125-0161677--
17Virginia TechVTACC4-117308131--
18Saint Mary'sSMCWCC4-01831342--
19MiamiMIAACC4-01928726--
20MinnesotaMINNBig Ten5-0202014--
21Texas TechTTUBig 125-02120711--
22GonzagaGONZWCC3-02232558--
23ProvidencePROVBig East4-12323785--
24Seton HallHALLBig East4-02429428--
25MarylandMDBig Ten5-02528321--

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

NCAAM News

  • No. 16 Texas A&M's lineup could get boost vs. Pepperdine

    Texas A&M is ranked No. 16, but the Aggies are actually playing at a level above that with a convincing season-opening win over West Virginia and dominating performance in capturing the Legends Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y., earlier this week.

  • Rhode Island holds on for victory over Seton Hall

    Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley faces off against his alma mater Seton Hall and the matchup was close, coming down to a wild sequence in the final seconds of the second half, but the Rams hold on to defeat the No. 20 Pirates, 75-74.

  • Coleby punishes the rim

    Dwight Coleby gets open and throws down the slam dunk to extend the Hilltopper's lead late in the second half.

  • Terrell lifts Rhode Island past No. 20 Seton Hall, 75-74

    Jared Terrell made a running layup with 5.2 seconds left to give Rhode Island a 75-74 victory over No. 20 Seton Hall on Thursday night in the second game of the Preseason NIT.

  • No. 14 Minnesota looks to continue unbeaten start

    No. 14 Minnesota takes a step up in competition this weekend when it plays Massachusetts and No. 25 Alabama in the Barclays Center Classic in New York.

  • DeJesus, Fall lead UCF past Nebraska 68-59

    Ceasar DeJesus scored 15 points, 7-foot-6 center Tacko Fall had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Central Florida downed Nebraska 68-59 in a first-round game Thursday at the Advocare Invitational.